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Palgrave Estate Residential Community Policy Review

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The purpose of the Palgrave Estate Residential Community Policy Review is to ensure that the policy framework is consistent with guiding Provincial/Regional policy. It is anticipated that the study will result in a proposed Official Plan Amendment. The study will also consider environmental constraints, servicing policies and broader community planning principles.

Study Area



WSP was retained to undertake this work. The study will be conducted in four phases. The study is currently in Phase 4.

Palgrave Estate Policy Area Review Process

Community Engagement

Community Information Meeting 1

The first public information meeting was held on June 1, 2017 at the Caledon Equestrian Park. The presentation materials included:

The purpose of the public information meeting was to officially launch the Palgrave Estate Residential Community Policy Review.  The meeting was an opportunity to learn about the issues/themes being investigated and understand the study area and timeline.  Town Staff and WSP were available to answer questions.  

The evening also included an interactive session in which the attendees were asked to describe current community values using words and whether these same community values would apply in the future. Participants worked in a small group to indicate their preferences.

The information gathered by the consultants will support the policy review and study recommendations.

Discussion Paper

The Discussion Paper is the first deliverable prepared in association with this policy review process. Some topics addressed in the paper include:

  • Initial geographic and historical development context regarding the Palgrave Estate Residential Community.
  • Summary of the relevant current policy and regulatory framework.
  • Key issues/opportunities and themes to be considered based on the background review and consultation.

Community Information Meeting 2

A second public information meeting was held on February 8, 2018, at the Caledon Equestrian Park. The presentation materials included:

The purpose of the meeting was to provide a project status update on the Palgrave Estate Residential Community Policy Review. The meeting was held in an open house format with presentation boards. Participants had an opportunity to speak directly to staff about project themes and next steps.

Community Information Meeting 3

A Public Meeting was held Tuesday, June 26, 2018 to consider proposed modifications to the Town of Caledon’s Official Plan.

The presentation materials included:

Read the full/detailed notice or the Growth Analysis and Policy Options Report, which includes proposed policy modifications to the Official Plan.

What are the Proposed Changes?
The purpose and effect of the proposed Amendment is to integrate refinements to the Palgrave Estate Residential Community land-use and development policies. The Amendment includes revisions to Section 7.1 of the Official Plan to update the development pattern, servicing, environmental and other policies. The purpose of the amendment is to implement the findings and outcomes of the Palgrave Estate Residential Community Policy Review, which involved consultation and input from the community and agencies.

The key policy modifications are:

  • Clarify policies for servicing to align with Regional requirements.
  • Introduce policies to guide cluster residential development in a manner appropriate for this community.
  • Clarify the policies for consents, minimum distance separation formulae and other policies to appropriately reflect the planning vision for this unique community.
  • Simplify the application submission requirements, and introduce changes to clarify the development application process.


Margherita Bialy, Community Planner, Policy
Town of Caledon | 905-584-2272 x. 4049 |